Town & Country annual earnings
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SPRINGFIELD -- Town &
Country Bancorp, the parent holding company for Logan County Bank of
Lincoln, announced record earnings for 2003 of $2.733 million, a 17
percent increase over last year's earnings of $2.335 million. This
represents the third straight year of record earnings for the
On a per-share basis, earnings
increased to $2.17 per share for 2003, from $1.84 per share the
prior year. Earnings per share have been adjusted for the 20
percent stock dividend paid at the end of March 2003. Total assets
of the company at the end of 2003 were $337 million, an 8 percent
increase over the prior year.
The board of directors declared a
8-cent-per-share quarterly cash dividend payable on March 15 to
stockholders of record March 1. Along with the effect of the 20
percent stock dividend, this represents a 37 percent increase in
the cash dividend over the prior year.
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Shares of common stock of Town &
Country Bancorp Inc. are quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under
the symbol TCBS. As of January 2004 the following market makers
are registered to quote Town & Country Bancorp stock on the OTC
Bulletin Board: Boenning & Scattergood Inc., Hill Thompson Madig &
Co Inc., Howe Barnes Investments Inc., Monroe Securities Inc., E.E.
Powell & Company Inc., Ryan Beck & Co., Schwab Capital Markets
L.P., and Wedbush Morgan Securities.
Country Bancorp Inc. is the parent holding company for Town &
Country Bank of Springfield and Town & Country Bank of Buffalo and
Mount Zion in addition to Logan County Bank.
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Dogs are pack animals who crave
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Many dogs left to fend for
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choke as a result of getting entangled or caught in their tether.
If you have a backyard dog,
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